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by Bob Greene

Free eBook To Our Children's Children Journal download ISBN: 038549064X
Author: Bob Greene
Publisher: Doubleday (October 20, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 240
Category: Parenting
Subcategory: Family Relationships
Size MP3: 1276 mb
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Rating: 4.7
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First there was To Our Children's Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come. However, readers kept asking Bob Greene and . Fulford for a version of the book with room to record the answers

First there was To Our Children's Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come. A collection of over one thousand evocative questions, the book offered a very personal, human approach to genealogy, awakening readers to the possibility of creating a family history through the simple act of remembering. Fulford for a version of the book with room to record the answers. The To Our Children's Children Journal is just that: a handy and beautiful journal posing 365 questions (one for each day of the year), with ample space for families to write their own answers.

Bob Greene's book To our Children's Children is one of the most valuable books a family can have. I bring this book with me when ever I am visiting my eldest family members. Robert Bernard Greene, J. who writes as Bob Greene, is a journalist. Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

To Our Children's Children Journal. Using this book as a guide, I'm creating a journal for my children by interviewing their 84 year old great grandmother(who has a great memory and has survived WWII), all four of their grandparents, myself and my husband

To Our Children's Children Journal. Using this book as a guide, I'm creating a journal for my children by interviewing their 84 year old great grandmother(who has a great memory and has survived WWII), all four of their grandparents, myself and my husband. This is the kind of project everyone aspires to do but never does then regrets not doing so when it's too late.

To Our Children's Children's Children is the fifth album by The Moody Blues, released in November 1969. Watching and Waiting" was released as a single to promote the album, but sold poorly.

To Our Children's Children Journal of Family Memeories. Published by Thriftbooks. I am still working my way through Bob Greene's book and typing in the answers in my computer. com User, 12 years ago. I think it is a wonderful book. I gave it to my parents, now let's hope they fill it out. Jan. Family History Journal. com User, 13 years ago. This is a wonderful gift to leave your children. I call my results a "Work in Progress. I wish I would have had this guide when some of my relatives were still alive.

Robert Bernard Greene Jr. (born March 10, 1947) is an American journalist and author. He worked for 24 years for the Chicago Tribune newspaper, where he was a columnist

Robert Bernard Greene Jr. He worked for 24 years for the Chicago Tribune newspaper, where he was a columnist. Greene has written books on subjects including Michael Jordan, Alice Cooper, and . His book Hang Time: Days and Dreams with Michael Jordan became a bestseller

To Our Children’s Children. Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come. About To Our Children’s Children.

To Our Children’s Children. See all books by Bob Greene. Bob Greene is an award-winning journalist and a New York Times bestselling author whose books include Once Upon a Town and Duty.

This book is geared towards the generation that remembers WWII, but is still useful for younger people. We're committed to providing low prices every day, on everything. Katya0133, February 23, 2009. So if you find a current lower price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we'll match it.

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You collect a lot of memories over a lifetime. Here is the place to keep them.First there was To Our Children's Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come. A collection of over one thousand evocative questions, the book offered a very personal, human approach to genealogy, awakening readers to the possibility of creating a family history through the simple act of remembering. From this book, hundreds of thousands of individuals have learned the value of passing on family treasures made of words. However, readers kept asking Bob Greene and D.G. Fulford for a version of the book with room to record the answers. The To Our Children's Children Journal is just that: a handy and beautiful journal posing 365 questions (one for each day of the year), with ample space for families to write their own answers. Approachable, enjoyable, and thought-provoking, the Journal is a pleasure to read and to ponder--something that, once completed, will become a lasting part of any family's history, to be put on the bookshelf and treasured for generations to come.
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Thundershaper
Can’t say enough about how thankful my family is for this incredible and insightful journal. Over the final three years of my dad’s life, I would come over and “interview” him with me writing down what he said. Dad wasn’t a writer at all. I’d sit down with Dad and read the two options. He could either pick one, both, or pass. Not only did I learn so much about his life, my mom was often surprised as well saying, “I didn’t know that about you dear!” Through those interview sessions, we learned so much that at dad’s wake, the Open journal was placed where the long line of friends could page through. My siblings each took the journal for a few weeks and reported back how the stories touched their hearts and made them roar with laughter. My dad and I got through about 75% of The journal before he passed. We pull out that journal from time to time. It’s now 17 years since dad’s been gone, and my mom just mentioned, “When’s my turn for the journal?”
We are so grateful for “To Our Children’s Children” and have strongly recommended this resource to our friends and family!
Kagda
My mom is 89. She's in good health, but her memory is getting spotty. From discussions with my nieces and nephews, I'm well aware of how many "family stories" already have been lost. So on a recent visit to Mom, I packed along my Flip Video and a copy of this book. I was almost reluctant to suggest we do an Oral History, but to my great surprise we used up the storage on the video camera that first night -- and she wanted to keep going.

I give most of the credit to this book. It's meant to be a sort-of-diary for an individual to fill out. At the top of every page is a set of questions, and the rest of the page is blank, so you can write out the answer. Rather than write in Mom's answers, I used them as queries as I videotaped her; now, thanks to iMovie, I'll turn it into a DVD that I can share with the rest of my family.

What makes these questions so good is that they elicit sensory memories. For example, rather than asking, "Tell me about your grandparents," the book asks, "Did your grandparents have a food smell that you associated with visiting them?" My mom said no... but then she proceeded to tell me more about where and how they lived than I ever knew. A question about the view from her childhood window led to a long explanation of why her parents bought everything a teenager might want (Mom had a ping pong table and a pool table?) -- this way, she said, other kids came to THEIR house, so her folks never worried about where THEIR children were. I've known my mom for 51 years, and in an hour she told me at least four stories I hadn't heard before.

Not every question grabbed her, of course -- but enough did that I quickly decided the book was absolutely worth the money. I would never have thought to ask her most of these questions. (Even though I'm a writer for a living, and I interview people professionally every day!)

Don't wait until your relative is 89. After doing this exercise with my Mom, I'm very tempted to send copies of this book to my sisters and my brother. How many of their own stories have they forgotten, or never taken the time to share with children and grandchildren? I also recommend using this as a starting point for a video; Mom said that writing it out herself wouldn't have happened (I suspect it'd seem like a homework assignment, the sort you put off) but when I asked... well, that was something else entirely.
Gugrel
I'd recommend this to anyone who is working on their own family heritage to pass on to their children. Kaitann
P.S. I've been working on my own family history and also, as a high school teacher had assigned such projects to my classes. Many people shy away from such exploration because of single parenting, adoption and other exception making situations but it is thrilling when you get to the point where you can also find out the good and not so good aspects of your heritage. I believe everyone can be enriched by finding out "who they are". I have a nephew who has now traced our family history on one side back to Charlemagne and I've had the pleasure of finding all the houses in my home town that various members of the family lived in since the time of the Civil War. What fun that was to take pictures of them all. The more we find out about ourselves the more we can realize we're all children who began life in the same way.....somewhere.
Nuadora
I've looked at and used several books of this type, and decided on this one for our grandson who is about to be born. It is more detailed than other "Grandpa/Grandma" books, and also doesn't waste pages with family photos. I guess our grandson will not store his pictures in books!

My daughter-in-love told her mother about it, and she is purchasing a copy also, so our grandson will know about both sides of his family.

The reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that it is not spiral bound, which makes it a bit trickier to use.
Malarad
This is really perfect for any relative, not just grandparents! I was looking for something to give to my grandparents to fill out for my daughter (her great-grandparents), but I was having a hard time finding something that wasn't specifically for parents or grandparents. This is great! There are thought-provoking questions at the top of each page that are great at bringing back memories that might not have been recorded in a family history, otherwise. There is plenty of room to write and this is a nice hard-back book that I think makes a really nice gift! I am thinking of buying a couple more for my parents and maybe even myself.
Macage
I purchased this for my in-laws and they were thrilled. This is a high-quality, hardback book with plenty of room to write. I looked at over 20 different family journals that ask questions and this one is 200% better than all of them. The questions are wonderful and prompt so many memories and again, the space to write is adequate to fill with those memories.
I recommend this to anyone who would like to record the most precious parts of our family members--their memories of life. Give this book to them and enjoy learning more about the one you love.
--Author ofWrong Number
Bluecliff
I got this for my mum; she finished about 16 pages before she passed. :-(